Quotes which stuck (Dec ‘23)

Alwyn Lau
1 min readDec 15, 2023

“Over the last decade of the stock market, only ten days really mattered in terms of gains and losses.” — Scott Patterson

“Don’t read between the lines, just read the lines” — Elon Musk

“We play in real-time but we judge in slow motion.” — Jürgen Klopp

“Dwell on the past, lose an eye. Forget the past, lose both eyes.” — Mark Spitznagel

“The combined losses of the Battle of Borodino (between France and Russia, 1812) are the equivalent of a fully laden jumbo get crashing into an area of 6 sq miles every 5 minutes for 10 hours killing or wounding everyone on board.” — Andrew Roberts

Battle of Borodino (by Russian artist N.S. Samokish)

“At times I wondered if I had not come a long way only to find that what I really sought was something I had left behind.” — Thomas Hornbein (on Everest)

“”Humility is the place where justice resides.” — Aphrahat, Persian sage

“India mati kerana todi, Cina mati kerana judi” — Malaysian saying

“At present, gnosticism is the faith of people who believe themselves to be machines.” — John Gray

“The problem with people who have no vices is that you can be sure they’re going to have some pretty annoying virtues.” — Elizabeth Taylor



Alwyn Lau

Edu-trainer, Žižek studies, amateur theologian, columnist.